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|How Europhile BBC turned triumph over Britain's veto into disasterTory MPs claim broadcaster's coverage was biased
By Sam Greenhill
Last updated at 1:03 AM on 10th December 2011
The BBC was accused of reporting Britain’s veto of the eurozone rescue plan as a national catastrophe rather than a tough decision David Cameron was forced to make.
Conservative MPs said the broadcaster’s ‘biased’ coverage began on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme and continued throughout the day on radio and television.
Presenters used solemn tones to inform listeners about Britain becoming isolated following David Cameron’s refusal to sign a new treaty.
Biased? Presenter Sophie Raworth began her broadcast of yesterday's One O'Clock News by saying Britain had failed to sign the treaty to 'resolve' the eurozone crisis - even though critics said the treaty was only ever meant to stabilise Europe
In some cases, it was several minutes into news bulletins before the BBC got round to reporting Mr Cameron’s explanation of why he had resisted pressure to hand over more powers to Brussels.
On Radio 4’s 6am news bulletin, Justin Webb announced gravely: ‘Leaders of 23 EU countries are to draft a new fiscal pact to help stabilise their currency WITHOUT the involvement of Britain.’
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He added: ‘President Sarkozy accused David Cameron of making a deal between all 27 countries impossible.’
It was a full two minutes into the broadcast before listeners heard Mr Cameron’s remarks explaining why he was forced into exercising Britain’s veto.
Mr Cameron’s refusal to give in to Germany and France’s demands was the lead story on most of the BBC’s outlets yesterday.
Grave: BBC Business Editor Robert Peston (left) said listeners on the Today programme should be 'concerned' by the veto, while Justin Webb (right) gave a sombre declaration on Radio 4's 6am bulletin today
Tory MP Peter Bone complained: ‘The BBC seemed to be using language that suggested it was a disaster. It was being pro-EU and anti-British, and it was in marked contrast to how other major news organisations reported it.
‘In fact, it was a triumph for Britain and a triumph for the Prime Minister. When it comes to Europe, the BBC is institutionally biased.’
Downing Street declined to comment, but insiders said Mr Cameron’s aides were resigned to him coming under attack from ‘pro-EU media outlets’ including parts of the BBC.
Critic: Tory MP Peter Bone said the BBC was being pro-EU and anti-British in contrast to other news organisations
On Today, Business Editor Robert Peston informed listeners they should be ‘concerned’. He warned gravely: ‘For Britain, frankly, that is massively important because, if the eurozone goes down, the impact on the British economy will be hideous.
'It would inevitably tip us back into a very severe recession. So we should be concerned that this deal to save the world doesn’t seem to have materialised.’
On the BBC TV One O’Clock News, presenter Sophie Raworth began with: ‘David Cameron has dramatically refused to sign a new treaty designed to resolve the eurozone debt crisis’ – even though critics pointed out that the proposed treaty had merely sought to stabilise, rather than to resolve, the crisis.
Viewers then had to wait until almost 1.03pm to hear Mr Cameron’s remarks on the story.
Last year, BBC Director General Mark Thompson accepted the corporation had previously been guilty of a ‘massive’ left-wing bias.
He also confessed that the BBC’s coverage of Europe had been ‘weak and rather nervous’.
A BBC spokesman said: 'The Prime Minister’s comments on the developments in Europe have been a central part of our coverage throughout the day.
'The coverage has reflected the story as it has unfolded and featured a wide range of voices
The BBC is the most biased news channel on television they spread doom and gloom at every oportunity and Nick Robinson is the worst of all.he was gloating about his opinion that Cameron wouldn't have the nerve to veto the agreement. but tried to make it sound like a disaster when he realised that he was wrong,The BBC should be sold off to private enterprise or turned into a pay per view channel.I am fed up with paying a licence fee for these freeloders to live the high life,they are bigger liberty takers than the MPs.